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End Times by Anna Schumacher

End Times - Anna Schumacher

Released: May 20, 2014

 

This is a unique and different book about the apocalypse.

 

Daphne has a big secret she is keeping as she moves from Detroit to Carbon County, Wyoming to live with her uncle and his family. She needed to get away from her old life and for some reason this town is calling to her. Little did she know, she would arrive to the mysterious sound of trumpets, but no one is playing them.

 

The people of the town mark these trumpet sounds as a sign of the "end times," along with some other crazy occurrences, which all started with Daphne's arrival.

This book takes place before the apocalypse actually happens and really explores the lifestyle of small town people and them trying to figure out what all of these signs mean.

 

I enjoyed this book. I am personally fascinated with small towns, so the setting of this book really pulled me in. I also loved trying to figure out how all of these odd puzzle pieces fit together. The whole time I could tell the plot was building up to something big, and it definitely kept my interest.

The writing style is easy to read and that along with switching POVs made a slow plot go by a little more quickly.

 

Daphne is a great character with a good head on her shoulders, she is intelligent and strong. However, there were some characters who drove me crazy. One in particular is Daphne's cousin, Janie's, boyfriend. He is so aggravating and ignorant, I could barely stand it. His character actually hindered my enjoyment of the book. 

 

It was also interesting to see Daphne try to find her place in this new life and all of the characters she meets along the way. 

 

Overall, I would recommend this to people who enjoy small town settings, a character driven plot, and apocalypse stories, specifically ones that deal with religous causes.

 

I have never read an apocalypse story like this one, and I loved how unique it is.

 

Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDaEWJK3RRw

 

*I was provided with a copy of this book from Penguin Publishing in return for an honest review, all opinions are my own*